In the context of Middle Eastern conflict, fear is a powerful tool that can sway Western opinion for or against certain causes, as seen through the use of framing. Even outside of fear’s overt usage in the media, narratives tend to separate the West from the Middle East. The presence of these narratives, and the extent of this presence, is indicative of increasingly divisive relations between the West and the Middle East, driven by fear of alien peoples. This research identified, defined, and analyzed the frames used in American broadcast television coverage of the Arab–Israeli conflict and Islamic acts of terrorism. It established the textual makeup of independent narratives, which will allow for more involved macroanalysis of framing relationships.
"Kill or Be Killed: Seeing the Middle East as a Threat to the Western World,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2016
, Article 5.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2016/iss1/5